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Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 July 2010

This is moreof a B & B with a bar that serves dinner. It isa small famiy run lodge in a very sheltered bay between Stromess and Kirwell, the 2 main towns on Mainland. When we arrived, at about 3 in the afternoon, the place was locked and we found a door with closed sign on it. There is now...

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3Thank krturner
Lynda B, General Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this review

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest, Thank you for your kind Words and Lovely Review. Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind Review about the staff and Houton Bay Lodge. Houton Bay Lodge no longer has a bar or restaurant and also no games room. We hope to see you again very soon. Please do not hesitate...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 17 July 2010

The lodge is very easy to locate. The room we were given was large, clean and inviting. Dinners were prepared with local meats and produce. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. It has its own bar and billiard room. The surroundings were quiet and peaceful. It is 15 minutes away from Stromness and Kirkwall (major shopping centre).

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5Thank jcampbe1
Lynda B, General Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this review

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest, Thank you for your kind Words and Lovely Review. Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind Review about the staff and Houton Bay Lodge. Houton Bay Lodge no longer has a bar or restaurant and also no games room. We hope to see you again very soon. Please do not hesitate...

Frenkendorf
Reviewed 3 July 2010

a really perfect stay. a warm welcome, beautiful and nice rooms, great lunch meals .... if Orkney wasn't that far away, I would be there more often ..... I really really enjoyed to stay there. it's so familiarly and nice. thanx Linda. and I always love the scottish breakfast. I hope I can come again one day.

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5Thank darkcastle1964
Lynda B, General Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this review

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest, Thank you for your kind Words and Lovely Review. Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind Review about the staff and Houton Bay Lodge. Houton Bay Lodge no longer has a bar or restaurant and also no games room. We hope to see you again very soon. Please do not hesitate...

Elgin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 May 2010

If you prefer holiday accomodation where you feel at home from the moment you arrive this is the place for you as Lynda and Colin ensure the atmosphere is relaxed and informal. Christian names are the order of the day. The rooms are spacious, clean and well furnished, all with on-suite facilities. The menu is good and very well cooked...

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5Thank vic_golf
Lynda B, General Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this review

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest, Thank you for your kind Words and Lovely Review. Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind Review about the staff and Houton Bay Lodge. Houton Bay Lodge no longer has a bar or restaurant and also no games room. We hope to see you again very soon. Please do not hesitate...

Leeds
Reviewed 11 March 2010

I have to say that my experience was more in line with the other negative reviews than the positive. In fact, the excellent reviews are simply incredible. On the plus side, the bedrooms are spacey, comfortable and quiet. On the downside, it is quiet for a reason - and not just because of the location (which is actually okay). The...

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14Thank Suedoughnym
Lynda B, General Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this review

I find it hard to find the words to respond to your review. First of all, if you had been a guest at Houton Bay Lodge, then you would have known that we do not use oil in our kitchen, so where the smell could have come from for oil only god knows. I have no idea as we do...

Ripon, UK
Reviewed 7 December 2009

This hotel has great staff ready to help you, when you need it. The rooms are really good with Freeview television, wifi and they are very spacious. I was very impressed with the land lady, she made me feel welcome as soon as I arrived.

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5Thank YorkieBoy01
Lynda B, General Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this review

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest, Thank you for your kind Words and Lovely Review. Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind Review about the staff and Houton Bay Lodge. Houton Bay Lodge no longer has a bar or restaurant and also no games room. We hope to see you again very soon. Please do not hesitate...

Notts
Reviewed 29 October 2009

Room was large, clean and had great views. Everyone associated to the hotel was friendly, accommodating and helpful, explaining where to eat, what to see etc. Location was excellent for seeing everything on the Mainland of Orkney.......Would definitely stay again...............

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5Thank ajk74
Lynda B, General Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this review

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest, Thank you for your kind Words and Lovely Review. Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind Review about the staff and Houton Bay Lodge. Houton Bay Lodge no longer has a bar or restaurant and also no games room. We hope to see you again very soon. Please do not hesitate...

BLACK RIVER FALLS
Reviewed 21 October 2009

My adult son and I stayed two nights at Houton Bay Lodge, Lynda and Alfie were very helpful giving us suggestions of interesting places to visit while on the island. The food at the restaurant was good and breakfast was very plentiful. The room was clean, with a nice view of Scapa Flow.

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5Thank CrabbitWisconsin
Lynda B, General Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this review

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest, Thank you for your kind Words and Lovely Review. Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind Review about the staff and Houton Bay Lodge. Houton Bay Lodge no longer has a bar or restaurant and also no games room. We hope to see you again very soon. Please do not hesitate...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 October 2009

Huge rooms, excellent hosts, all the facilities needed. One of the best I have stayed in and coped well with weather induced changes to my plans.

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4Thank CMC31
Lynda B, General Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this review

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest, Thank you for your kind Words and Lovely Review. Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind Review about the staff and Houton Bay Lodge. Houton Bay Lodge no longer has a bar or restaurant and also no games room. We hope to see you again very soon. Please do not hesitate...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2009

A short break in a modern hotel with outstanding accomodation and food overseen by the resident proprietor, quiet location adjacent to day time ferry terminal. Highly recommended

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5Thank PeterSweetman
Lynda B, General Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this review

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest, Thank you for your kind Words and Lovely Review. Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind Review about the staff and Houton Bay Lodge. Houton Bay Lodge no longer has a bar or restaurant and also no games room. We hope to see you again very soon. Please do not hesitate...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Houton Bay Lodge is in a rural, farming area also coastal on the Scapa Flow. 1 Mile from The Bu and Viking Center in Oprhir. Many coastal and rural walks. Ferries going to the South Islands near and there are 5 return trips to Hoy and Flotta most days except Sataurday/Sunday when there are only three trips per day. Requires a car. Nearest village Orphir 1.5 miles to nearest seasonal restaurant. 8 Miles to nearest city Kirkwall. 8 Miles to nearest town Stromness. 5 buses per day. No restaurant or bar on premises. We are an accommodation provider similar to Travelodges or Premier Inns. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Orkneylodge

Address: Houton | on the Scapa Flow, Orphir KW17 2RD, Scotland (Formerly Houton Bay Lodge)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Orphir
Price Range: $191 - $211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Orkneylodge 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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